Sep 4, 2018, 4:55 AM
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Trump concerned about total defeat of terrorists in Syria

Tehran, Sept 4, IRNA - US President Donald Trump in a tweet showing his concern about the complete defeat of terrorists in Syria said the Damascus government should not attack Idlib Province.

'President Bashar al-Assad of Syria must not recklessly attack Idlib Province. The Russians and Iranians would be making a grave humanitarian mistake to take part in this potential human tragedy,' Trump tweeted.

'Hundreds of thousands of people could be killed. Don't let that happen!' he said in his twitter account.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in his one day trip to Syria said the remnants of terrorists including Tahrir al-Sham (Jabhat al-Nusra) terrorist organization must leave Idlib Province. Zarif's remarks were widely reflected by various media throughout the world.

On Monday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said the Syrian government has sovereignty right to wage the final war against terrorists and cleanse all its territory of them and the Islamic Republic of Iran will continue offering its advisory help to the Damascus government as long as its needs so.

Qasemi said the Syrian government in line with its previous victories over terrorists is determined to put an end to this tragedy at this point and this has worried certain pro-terrorism circles, promoting them to launch wide scale propaganda campaign against Damascus.

In recent days, the US administration and American media have made a hue and cry over the Syrian government's alleged plan to use chemical weapons against terrorists in Idlib.

Last week, Syria has been the scene of a war of words between Russia and the US with former claiming that the Western Troika (the US, France and Britain) were preparing to stage a chemical attack in order to justify their possible aggression against Syria.

On the other hand, the United States accuses Syria of trying to use chemical weapons against its opposition forces in Idlib, warning that if this happens it will give a grave response to Syria.

Russia has increased the number of its naval ships off the Syrian coasts in the Mediterranean Sea and the US is reportedly transferring its military equipment to areas near Syria.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has warned Western countries against staging chemical attack on Idlib, terming such act as playing with fire.

The issue of Syria and situation in Idlib is among the topics of a tripartite summit of Iran, Russia and Turkey to be held in Tehran Friday.

On Monday, Lavrov said the Tehran summit will focus on Syria and liberation of Idlib Province from terrorists.
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